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The museum houses the finest and most extensive maritime collection in the Northwest. Visitors can view superb displays about lighthouses, shipwrecks, navigation, fishing, and naval history.

The building, with its soaring, wave-form roofline, houses facilities for education, conservation and research. A $6 million expansion and renovation project has been recently completed. New exhibits will combine history with cutting-edge technology and numerous recent acquisitions. Visitors can expierence what it is like to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue on the Columbia River Bar, and live in Astoria during the height of the salmon fishing. Huge windows will make the Columbia River a living backdrop for exhibits that will be more interactive and touchable, many accompanied by interviews with people involved with the events depicted.

Here is preserved over 200 years of the rich maritime history of the Pacific Northwest.

Location: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria Oregon 97103 Telephone 503-325-2323 Fax 31

Other History nearby:
(Astoria) Astoria Column
(Warrenton) Camp Rilea
(Castle Rock) Castle Rock Exhibit Hall
(Chehalis) Chehalis Downtown Historic District
(Chehalis) Claquato Church
(Astoria) Clatsop County Heritage Museum

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09/30 Coming to The Astoria area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!